See what the Beast's clients have to say about his professional strength & conditioning training.
I started training for bodybuilding competitions about a year and a half ago. I began working with Mark in January of 2017 when he returned to powerhouse. All my life throughout school I was labeled as the small kid. I have played hockey and football all my life. My junior year in high school I decided I was going to stop playing these sports that I have played all my life and put everything into bodybuilding. When I made this decision I knew that Mark was the guy to go to. We began to train and I watched my body change. He has taught me what I know today and I would not be where I’m at today without Mark. When I started back in January I was 140 pounds. A year later I now weigh 170 pounds. Mark has not only changed my life in a positive way but has also showed me how to train properly. Like Mark says trust the system and it will do it’s magic. I couldn’t thank Mark enough and can’t wait to continue to do amazing things!
Andrew Sears - Apr 10, 2018 - Add TestimonialPage Top
So I’ve been going to the powerhouse gym for about five years now. During my time at this gym I’ve always tried to increase my fitness abilitywhether it coincided with football, trying to increase my strength or overall size. While doing this I always noticed a really big human being always training and motivating people. This really big guy who I speak about is of course Mark Featherstone. A couple months ago the beast was asking for somebody to work out with. So me thinking that my strength could match with the beast I advised that I would put up or shut up and train with him. I’ve always been relatively strong in every aspect and always believes my workouts to be pretty tough. But I was wrong. Marks overall knowledge on the human body and the science behind the fact of what makes our muscles grow is truly something out of this world. Mark has brought my body through hell and back and I’m still standing to talk about it. While standing, I am the strongest I have ever been even back in my prime while playing football in college. If you think your body is capable of doing one thing. Mark will surpass your expectations as to what you can achieve and bring you to a whole superior level. People might be shy to approach the beast due to the tattoos and the muscles. However, the biggest guys tend to have the biggest hearts. Mark is the first trainer that I have met who actually cares about his clients inside and outside of the gym. Yes, this is his way of life but I guarantee that he would not except your money or your time if he knew you would not give him 110% of your effort. If you wants the results you need to put in the work. If you are fortunate enough to observe any of Marcs clients and or former/becoming beasts you will realize that the results do not lie. If you are looking for a trainer who will push your body to the limits and also to Meet a friend in the process I would highly recommend Mark “the beast” Featherstone.
Ryan Sweeney - Apr 09, 2018 - Add TestimonialPage Top
I started training with Mark Featherstone back in January 2017 when he returned to Powerhouse Gym . He was recommended to me by my former trainer who was moving out of the area. My goal was to compete in a figure competition. I was a bit hesitant at first because I wasn't sure if Marks training methods would work for me. I was in pretty good condition, but I still needed more work to be done .We discussed my injuries and how heavy I've lifted . He reassured me I wouldn't be doing anything He didn't think I was capable of and would always work around my injuries. Fast forward to my first training session, LEG day or as Mark calls it Leg liquidation day. He warmed me up ,went over every exercise ,checked my form. I felt very comfortable in the squat rack/leg press because he was spotting me ,motivating me to commit with every rep. Over the past 4 months I've gone from squats of 135 to 185, leg press 170 to 450, extensions 105 to 180. I became more comfortable with Mark session after session. His hands on technique teaches about muscle groups I didn't even know existed . He always explains which muscles you are working and what they are for. Seeing muscles appear I've never seen before made everything he said make sense. Mark has helped me to see the potential I have for bodybuilding and to understand my physique is meant to have a good size and being muscular is not a bad thing for a woman . I recently competed in two shows placing fourth figure masters in my first show. The prep wasn't easy, but Mark was always there to encourage me to keep pushing through. I learned a lot from these two shows to help me prepare for my future shows and be able to move up in categories. I look forward to my next 10 weeks of training to make more gains than the first round. Being a natural competitor and having a knowledgeable trainer to help sculpt my physique and know exactly what needs to change by simply looking at me is important. I am very thankful to Mark for all he's done to help me get to where I am now .We can only make more gains from here.One thing for sure I have gained a great trainer and friend. Thank you Mark I am forever grateful our paths have crossed. WW Beast in training
Joanne Pruneau - Jun 12, 2017 - Add TestimonialPage Top
I have known of Mark for years through the MMA community but never got the chance/pleasure to train with him until last December. He offered me a free training session that I took him up on and instantly saw my training was lacking. I walked into the gym that day thinking I knew it all, but I was certainly wrong. I hired him immediately after that workout. Mark tweaked exercises for me that I once never got anything out of and instantly made them my new favorites. Its minute details that he notices that truly makes all the difference in the world. Its not only that but the motivation Mark brings with him to the gym each and every day. He helps you get through the days you don't want to be there and he makes your body far exceed what your mind believes it can do. I came to him believing I could only squat and deadlift 225lbs. I now deadlift over 500lbs and can squat 315lbs for reps. Never would I have imagined putting those numbers up last December. Over the months Mark has taught me a ton and I'm lucky to call him a friend more so than a trainer. If your even considering a personal trainer give one workout a try with Mark and you will be hooked!
Josh Masuret - Jun 10, 2017 - Add TestimonialPage Top
I can't even begin to explain how honored I am to have learned from Mark. I met Mark back in January through a mutual friend which lead to an internship opportunity that I didn't even hesitate to take advantage of it. I learned more in those three weeks then I did in any course. Being able to watch the way Mark works with and pushes his clients is amazing. I can honestly say I've never met a person who can motivate everyone in an entire room to push themselves to the absolute limit and then beyond that. Mark is an amazing trainer and an even better person, I'm so grateful to have met him and to be training along side him. Thank you for everything Mark, I'm honored to be your assistant and have you as a friend!
Joe Grogan - Jun 09, 2017 - Add TestimonialPage Top
So, I've been now working with the Beast since January. I work every Saturday with Mark and cannot imagine making the progress I have, without him. When I started with Mark, I couldn't squat at all due to an injury that has resulted in no feeling from the left knee to foot. I am now squatting 5 sets of 95lbs. Steadily. I even was able to increase my weight today to 115lbs. :). I have had a transformation that even I can notice. I work out on average 6 days per week (although he tells me 5 is max), and have consistently done so since working with him. I have increased my weights consistently in every workout and have noticed definite gains in my muscle mass. I will be 50 years old next year and have never felt so strong or confident that I can reach my goals. Mark has not only given me the confidence to increase my weights, but has also relieved me of my fear of injury. I cannot recommend a better person to help you reach your goals and have made a wonderful friend in the process. Thank you Mark for all you have done to make me a better me!!! <3
Tammie Houghton - Jun 08, 2017 - Add TestimonialPage Top
I have worked with several trainers over the years all for different goals. I started working with Mark in January 2017 with the goal of getting stronger. Because of his skill and expertise, and my will to succeed, we have accomplished that. He has pushed me in a positive way beyond my comfort zone and helped me reach new personal bests. I’m a petite woman. When I started, I had never done a deadlift. Now I can move 185lbs with no fear. He pushed me beyond my personal goal of 165lbs on a barbell squat to 225lbs. I can see my body starting to change and my confidence starting to rise. I have decided to participate in my 2nd fitness competition with the help and guidance of Mark. I can’t wait to see where he takes me from here!
Melinda Pierce - Jun 08, 2017 - Add TestimonialPage Top
Cannot express enough how wonderful Mark is as a personal trainer. Mark took me under his wing a few months ago and within the first few sessions, I learned more than I have in the past 3 years training on my own. I've seen the transformations this guy has accomplished and now I get to experience it on my own body. Nothing but the best from Mark, hands down one of the most knowledgeable and professional human I have ever met. Every session I learn more and more and I couldn't be more grateful to be training alongside "The Beast" Looking forward to training with Mark for a very long time.
Jake Turner - Jun 08, 2017 - Add TestimonialPage Top
My wife and I have adjusted our fitness goals several times since 2006ish. Mark is the second trainer that I have ever hired, and while my first was excellent, Mark has taken me beyond fears to a whole new level. I started with HIIT boot camps at Powerhouse in 2014 when I retired from the CG. They were amazing and I made some real progress and got fit. When we both decided to hire Mark separately we each had our own goals. Mark has pushed me past plateaus that I didn't know I had. I had real fears with old injuries, but Mark is the living embodiment of many of the same injuries I have, and how to get through them. He has assisted me in increasing my squats, flexibility, and confidence. I've nearly doubled my leg presses thanks to his skill, knowledge and just plain "in your face" mentality. 26 years in the military makes it easy for me to trust him as a subject matter expert, a leader who expects nothing but the best, and gives the same in return. I trust him as I have leaders in the past. And with his guidance I continue to "trust the process". Thanks Mark! U.Da.Man......
Andrew Pierce - Jun 08, 2017 - Add TestimonialPage Top
I have learned A LOT from this guy right here.. aka THE BEAST. I want to give him credit for telling me and showing me the ways of how to get shit done and what I am capable of! 💥 I went down hill the past year and a half and weighed at my highest 160lbs. Some may not see the difference but I can see and feel it and thats all that matters🤘🏼 I am down 14 and feeling happy again with myself. One day at a time!
Anna Osgood - Feb 23, 2017 - Add TestimonialPage Top